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FIOS Cable card or buy online?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by David D, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. slydog75

    slydog75 Not all that sly

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    Please let us know if this works out with the used cablecard purchased off of ebay.. I'll be floored if it does. However, I too wouldn't mind lowering my monthly bill by $4 a month.
     
  2. WVZR1

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    Like I mentioned, it was even mentioned to "stack" 2 antenna (similar and directional) to avoid the "flutter"! Keep your existing attic antenna and do the same or similar antenna on the roof-top theoretically I suppose so that one or the other of the antenna would be receiving the signal that isn't being deflected by the aircraft. Maybe the roof-top antenna being a more directional variety.
     
  3. David D

    David D New Member

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    Well.... I tried. No dice. Verizon tech tried to activate my card, but since it's not in their inventory, he was not able to get it to pair. So... looks like I'm paying a visit to the FIOS store this weekend (thank you for that info cmshep222!) to get a cable card. Hopefully, this will fix my on-going lock up issues!
     
  4. WVZR1

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    The WV...
    I hadn't been around for quite some time and just stopped by. You can't imagine how many were waiting for your results and of course would have liked to have seen a "positive" experience. It's unfortunate that it didn't work. If you've been OTA for a good while I sure think I'd go after the fix of that. How's your FIOS experience?
     
  5. David D

    David D New Member

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    Been using FIOS with cable card for a week and a half. Thought I was home free until last night. Turned the tv on and the "just a few minutes more" TiVo screen was there. Grrrrr... I really need to talk with a senior tech or engineer at TiVo. I can't believe their product is that finicky. I'm this close to going back to a FIOS DVR and call it done. At least the FIOS DVR was reliable (and cheaper). I'd really like some help making my TiVo work, but I've tried everything tech support has suggested and still no joy. :(
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    My neigbors are always complaining about shows their DVR didn't record. I don't have that issue with my Elites on FiOS. Plus the FiOS DVRs are more expensive. I would have paid put a lot more over the last 5+ years if I had been using the FiOS DVRs instead of my TiVos.

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  7. WVZR1

    WVZR1 Member

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    And it was actually restarting OR it was actually "STUCK" there?
     
  8. David D

    David D New Member

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    When I get the "just a few minutes more" message, it does act like it is restarting. It does start up after a few minutes just like i had rebooted it. I don't know what could possibly be causing this problem. I've put the TiVo on a UPS, changed cables, changed from OTA to cable, etc. I'm at a loss.
     
  9. OCSMITH

    OCSMITH VAWHEELS

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    David, I times monthly bills like that by 12. $48 a year just to get channels in order is not cheap. I would need 4 so that would be $192.00 a year. I have FIOS internet and Comcast video. I use to live near the Airport in Highland Springs, the OTA HD signals were fair but maybe you are over in Southside?, most of the towers are over there together, 6 and 65 are on this side of town.
     
  10. shamilian

    shamilian Member

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    You can also try to boot your Tivo with no cable card installed then install later if that works....

    Did you do a "clear & delete everything", sometimes old info will confuse the Tivo.

    And also try the kickstart code for harddisk test....
    http://www.weaknees.com/tivo-kickstart-codes.php
     
  11. DrewTivo

    DrewTivo Member

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    . . . . and now someone else will be able to gamble $12 that an ebay cablecard will work with Fios.
     

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